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rollingrock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-25-09 08:25 PM
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...Mr. Loizeaux and his company Controlled Demolition INC. was in charge of the clean-up of the WTC and ground zero in the aftermath of 9/11.

Mark Loizeaux

A similar example involves Mark Loizeaux, the president of Controlled Demolition Inc., a key company in the Ground Zero cleanup operation. An article published two days after the attack quotes demolitions expert Loizeaux mischaracterizing the collapse of the South Tower (whose top only began to topple like a tree, but then rapidly disintegrated) and expressing perplexity at the way the North Tower's top telescoped down.

Observing the collapses on television news, Loizeaux says the 1,362-ft-tall south tower, which was hit at about the 60th floor, failed much as one wouldlike fell a tree. That is what was expected, says Loizeaux. But the 1,368-ft-tall north tower, similarly hit but at about the 90th floor, "telescoped," says Loizeaux. It failed vertically, he adds, rather than falling over. "I don't have a clue," says Loizeaux, regarding the cause of the telescoping. 1

Later, in an interview published in New Scientist magazine, Loizeaux suggested that he knew from the beginning that the towers would pancake straight down.
When I saw what hit, that it was an airliner, that it was loaded with jet fuel, I remembered the long clear span configuration from the central skin to the outer skin of the World Trade Center from the report I did. And we had just taken down two 40-storey structures in New York.

I still had some cellphone numbers so when the second plane hit I said: "Start calling all the cellphones, tell them that the building is going to come down."


And I sat there watching, I picked up the phone and and I called a couple of people on the National Research Council Committee involved in assessing the impact of explosives. They said "What do you think this is, that they're going to fail, that they're both going to fail?" The expression around was they're going to pancake down, almost vertically. And they did. It was the only way they could fail. It was inevitable. 2

So Mr. Loizeaux seems to have a habit of being less than forthcoming, doesn't he?
To put it mildly.


Here's another little bombshell I came across today. It appears that NIST, the government agency that performed the official investigation on the collapse of the WTC buildings, are experts in the field of nanotechnology research.

NIST is headquartered in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and operates a facility in Boulder, Colorado. NIST's activities are organized into laboratory programs, and extramural programs. NIST Laboratories include:<4>

* Building and Fire Research Laboratory
* Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology
* Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory
* Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory
* Information Technology Laboratory
* Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory
* Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory
* NIST Center for Neutron Research
* Physics Laboratory
* Technology Services

The Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) performs research in nanotechnology, both through internal research efforts and by running a user-accessible cleanroom nanomanufacturing facility. This 'nanofab' is equipped with tools for lithographic patterning and imaging (e.g. electron microscopes and atomic force microscopes).

Oh, boy.
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